31 Oct 2023
The Business Network for Offshore Wind, the leading national organization working to accelerate offshore wind energy development and build a dedicated domestic supply chain, announced that is has adopted a new name: Oceantic Network. This rebranding reinforces the organization’s strategic commitment to convene stakeholders in all ocean-based sources of renewable power, leveraging members’ expertise and investments in developing offshore wind capabilities.
“Changing our name is an opportunity to refresh our messages, introduce our organization to new potential members, and inspire more stakeholders to look to the oceans for efficient, reliable renewable energy,” said Liz Burdock, President and CEO. “Our new name—Oceantic Network—symbolizes the broadening of the network’s scope and strategy, extending our members’ leadership in offshore wind to encompass multiple sources of sustainable ocean power that build off of offshore wind.”
As Oceantic Network, the nonprofit organization will continue to host the industry-leading International Partnering Forum (IPF) — the premier annual conference of offshore wind stakeholders and the largest in the Americas. Under the Oceantic Network banner, IPF will continue to convene federal and state agencies, manufacturers, workforce advocates, scientists, engineers and maritime operators that develop, harness and connect ocean clean energy.
With its expanded focus, today the Network also launched a new website, oceantic.org, where individuals can read through FAQs and learn about the Network’s updated mission. The website features a redesigned navigation system, making it easier than ever to find important industry information, including for those new to the industry, young professionals, media, and public partners. The new “Info For” section is designed to help users easily access the latest reports, events, and products relevant to their business or organization.
Burdock stated, “Our members recognize that the oceans—whose winds they have devoted a decade to harnessing—hold a far greater store of energy than previous generations ever imagined. In addition to the stronger, more sustained winds over the oceans, the ocean’s waves, tides, billions of surface acreage for gathering solar power, and the awesome innovations of green hydrogen all create new possibilities for economic activity, jobs, and abundant clean energy.”
Oceantic Network | https://oceantic.org/